Danny Amendola has high-ankle sprain, hoping to return for postseason

AP

The Patriots were able to survive the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski, at least in the short term.

Now, they’re faced with further dwindling of resources on offense.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola suffered a high-ankle sprain in yesterday’s win over the Rams. The hope is that he’ll be able to return for the playoffs.

He was hurt while returning a punt yesterday, and was on crutches and in a boot after the game.

At 10-2 the Patriots have all but wrapped up the AFC East, but they’re locked in a battle with the Raiders for the top seed and home-field advantage. They play the Ravens at home next Monday, before finishing the season at the Broncos, at home against the Jets and at the Dolphins.

And being without Amendola isn’t the biggest blow to their offense, but the steady chipping away of parts is going to complicate things for Tom Brady.

17 responses to “Danny Amendola has high-ankle sprain, hoping to return for postseason

  1. Injuries are part of the game and so is compensating for them. Over the years we have seen the Pats go as far as their relative health and depth at certain positions could take them. Offensively the well is deeper than it was last year or in ’13 but it isn’t bottomless and there’s still a quarter of the season to go. Hopefully no more injuries happen and the the dinged up guys heal up some.
    It’s a marathon not a sprint.

  2. guitarkevin says:
    I hate to see injuries, but the Ravens couldn’t be facing NE at a better time.

    So says every other team. Good luck with that. Pats will win. Harbaugh will whine. The Sun will come up tomorrow.

  3. If Cyrus Jones could hold on to the freaking football this wouldn’t have happened.

    The only reason Amendola was back there was because Jones fumbed yet another punt.

  4. guitarkevin says:
    @dpdonny
    Such a typical NE fan response.
    Stay humble my friend.

    It’s hard to stay humble when your team wins year in and year out and despicable organizations like the Ravens have to resort to whining and manufacturing stories about ball inflation to try and gain an edge … but still lose.

    It’s not arrogance that leads to my posts…it’s righteous indignation resulting from the disgust and gross injustices like deflategate.

    I’ll stay humble. You stay envious.

  5. @dpdonny

    0-2 against the Giants in 2 SB’s. Enough said.

    What is interesting is the Patriots are one of the most humble franchises in the league starting with their HC. The players all buy into his coaching style, and humility is way high on their list. “When you lose say little, when you win say even less” is the quote you have heard Belichick say on multiple occasions.

    And then you come on here and say “It’s hard to stay humble when your team wins year in and year out “, and you blame it on “righteous indignation resulting from disgust and gross injustice” that leads to your posts, and not arrogance.

    Being humble is a choice, and one you obviously aren’t choosing very often, unlike the team you root for.

    Stay classy, bro.

  6. Patsrule has it right. How do you draft a CB/return man with your highest pick that flat out CAN’T CATCH! They can’t put this guy on the field at either position.

    Amendola is a big loss. He only shows up for a few plays every gm, but they always seem to be huge.

    Ravens are playing great and they always give the Pats fits. The opening line is surprising to me. I don’t know why, but presumably male posters that finish their posts with ‘GO MY TEAM’ drive me nuts. Type with one hand, pom-pom in the other?

  7. dpdonny says:
    Dec 5, 2016 11:09 AM
    It’s hard to stay humble when your team wins year in and year out and
    +++++++++++

    For many of us it’s not that hard at all. Think about it. Why do we bother to play whack a troll when they pop up? For many of us it’s because we remember the days of Rod Rust and how much crap we had to suck up. We didn’t talk envious crap, make stuff up or take shots at the likes of Marino or Montana, we appreciated their talent then took our lumps and prayed for respectability. Any time a Pats fan is feeling a little to full of themselves all they need to do is think of the idiot Fins fans we all laugh at for still crowing about ’72. Nothing lasts forever, enjoying our time in the Sun is great just don’t forget the dues that were paid to get here. I know I don’t and I am thankful every day that the team is now owned by Bob Kraft and not Victor Kiam.

  8. Actually dpdonny, your comments continue to prove what type of fan you are. I have respect for NE, just not you.

  9. jsrdc says:
    Dec 5, 2016 11:31 AM
    @dpdonny

    0-2 against the Giants in 2 SB’s. Enough said.

    What is interesting is the Patriots are one of the most humble franchises in the league starting with their HC. The players all buy into his coaching style, and humility is way high on their list. “When you lose say little, when you win say even less” is the quote you have heard Belichick say on multiple occasions.

    And then you come on here and say “It’s hard to stay humble when your team wins year in and year out “, and you blame it on “righteous indignation resulting from disgust and gross injustice” that leads to your posts, and not arrogance.

    Being humble is a choice, and one you obviously aren’t choosing very often, unlike the team you root for.

    Stay classy, bro.

    ————————
    Quite the opposite with Pats fans. They talk all sorts of crap, complain about the refs are against them (when we we all know Brady has had many favorable calls for him throughout his career). Even Patriots fans hate other Patriots fans. Belichick is known for being a whiner when things don’t go his way. Ever see him complain to the refs after the one Ravens game? Even Brady bitching to the regs after the Carolina game. Lol, Patriots fans will be gone once the Brady/Belichick duo is gone. There are no such thing as Patriots fans, just supporters.

  10. superpatriotsfan says:
    Dec 5, 2016 12:30 PM

    jsrdc says:
    Dec 5, 2016 11:31 AM
    @dpdonny

    0-2 against the Giants in 2 SB’s. Enough said.

    What is interesting is the Patriots are one of the most humble franchises in the league starting with their HC. The players all buy into his coaching style, and humility is way high on their list. “When you lose say little, when you win say even less” is the quote you have heard Belichick say on multiple occasions.

    And then you come on here and say “It’s hard to stay humble when your team wins year in and year out “, and you blame it on “righteous indignation resulting from disgust and gross injustice” that leads to your posts, and not arrogance.

    Being humble is a choice, and one you obviously aren’t choosing very often, unlike the team you root for.

    Stay classy, bro.

    ————————
    Quite the opposite with Pats fans. They talk all sorts of crap, complain about the refs are against them (when we we all know Brady has had many favorable calls for him throughout his career). Even Patriots fans hate other Patriots fans. Belichick is known for being a whiner when things don’t go his way. Ever see him complain to the refs after the one Ravens game? Even Brady bitching to the regs after the Carolina game. Lol, Patriots fans will be gone once the Brady/Belichick duo is gone. There are no such thing as Patriots fans, just supporters.
    ——————-
    I happen to agree with jrsdc, stay humble. Even as a Pat’s fan, I think we can and will beat the Ravens. No guarantee though. One of the biggest reasons I love the Patriots starts at the top with BB. He’s a dink to the media, but he doesn’t care about anything other than his team. Go of course, you get a grumpy dink response. But his humbleness is what others feed off. Seriously, have you ever heard him, or Brady, etc…talk smack about any other player or team? They always talk up the best in their opponents in victory and defeat.

    Buy mostly, BB sticks to what works, honesty, hard work and integrity. I don’t know why it surprises me how many times he’s traded or let go of a star/budding star because he doesn’t want to pay them big bucks, but he’s almost always right. And it creates this competition within the roster that is contagious, “Next man up, be ready!”

    Can’t wait to see another hard fought, Ravens vs Pats game.

    PS. Harbaugh sucks. How can you like him? He’s a smart coach, and I like a lot of their players, but he needs to get over himself.

  11. @xxsweepthelegxx says:

    I agree with most things you said.

    As a Ravens fan I love how BB shuns the media. They deserve it and he gives it to them. God bless him. All fans should appreciate that.

    But I disagree on 2 things.

    Harbaugh doesn’t suck. He wouldn’t have made the playoffs 5 out of 7 years if he did. And what he’s done to keep the team above .500 this year is pretty impressive.

    The other place I disagree is that Brady has talked smack to opposing teams. You don’t have to go any father than the “read the rulebook” comment toward Harbaugh.

    In the end, these teams play each other tough and next week is a huge game for the Ravens. I have confidence we can pull the W, but won’t be shocked with an L.

  12. Be humble?? Why???? The Pats have had the greatest run in the history of the NFL. They deserve every accolade you can think of. Their fans deserve to be proud. I sat in that freezing high school stadium in the early 90’s when they had no hope. Instead, they’re under attack by fans of teams they have beaten. It’s cheating. That’s their excuse. Nothing more. They just can’t handle it. I doubt many seahawks fans even knew who the Patriots were before they lost in the SBowl. Now we have 5/6 regular seahawk trolls. It’s sour grapes by the fans of teams the Pats have beaten. Which is about everybody in the NFL. Pats fans are arrogant because they point out the B$ of the haters? I don’t think so. There just telling it how it is. Your team didn’t lose because of cheating, BB ant TB are the GOATs and the Pats are favorites to go to their 7th SBowl in the last 16yrs. Deal with it.

  13. I guess every fan feels the same way. It always seems like my team always loses great players for the playoffs and other teams get theirs back.

    Takes a lot of fun out losing Gronk and Amendola. And you get paranoid wondering who will drop next week.

    Yes it’s tough being a fan. 31 out of 32 fan bases end the season on a downer. Thank god I have that Malcolm Butler pick to loop over and over along with the 01,03,04 CDs in case this season ends bad.

    Would love to see THE GREATEST ONE put a ring on his middle finger.

  14. @tedmurph

    There is a difference between being confident in your team and just being a straight up A HOLE. dpdonny falls into the latter.

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